Even when we practice good oral hygiene, our mouths are home to hundreds of types of bacteria. While many of these bacteria are benign, a select few cause decay that damage teeth and creates holes called cavities. This bacterial infection is called caries. When left untreated, these cavities can cause pain, weakened tooth structure, abscesses and eventual tooth loss. Fortunately, decay can be removed and repaired. To eliminate decay with fillings, crowns and other restorative dental treatments, call Heidi at Red Bank Smiles in Red Bank, NJ to schedule an appointment.
After a careful examination of the affected tooth, Dr. Klayman will use a numbing agent to ensure you don’t feel any pain. Decay will then be removed, and the resulting hole will be properly shaped to prepare for filling materials.